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Murky Marsy's Law: Clarity sought for prosecutors, public access
Longstanding legacy: North Dakota campuses a result of politics, early expectations of state's founders
ASTRO BOB: The Winter Triangle meets the preposterous monoceros
Gov. Burgum's Super Bowl reimbursements rise to nearly $40,000
A Carnival cruise in the South Pacific descended into a violent mess
crime and courts
nation and world
MBI Receives Berkley Oil & Gas Safety Award
Deere & Co. raises sales forecast amid signs of farm recovery
Winter weather causes slight drop in oil production
Gun sales are down, so why did gun stocks just go up?
No more cheeseburgers: McDonald's announces 'healthy' changes to its Happy Meal
place a business brief
Geology is destiny: A Q&A with John Bluemle
Badlands energy development focus of film
Why are gas prices going up?
Keystone XL pipeline gets enough shipper pledges to proceed
ND oil production moves into growth mode
Rubber plants follow natural tree-like tendency
Still visit those who no longer recognize you
Heritage houseplants: Readers share stories of long-living plants
What I missed during sex education - and you probably did too
Kind kids help hurting teacher
So far, so good: Snow hasn't been a hindrance for wildlife this winter
By any means possible: UND men's basketball finds a way to take OT win against Northern Arizona
Cam Johnson turns in shutout performance in win over Omaha
All-star appearance shows Karl-Anthony Towns getting some respect
West Fargo wrestler Franek ends historic career with fourth ND Class A state title
Commentary: Why are natural disasters called an act of God?
Cramer's blind devotion to Trump has clouded his perspective
COMMENTARY: You haven't beaten Heidi Heitkamp yet, Republicans
Commentary: Liars required for 'fake news' to proliferate
What is love? The answer depends on who you ask
Brian Terry Gravning
Raymond F. Sigl, Jr.
Theodora "Teddy" Sabrosky
Michael R. Urlacher
Donald & Angela
New fabric store/coffee shop opens in Richardton
Hebron potter looks to the future
Stone Mill helps nurture Richardton grain growers
Dakota Community Bank stays personal
Forgotten Collections, a unique find in Richardton
2018 Best Of The Western Edge Winners
5 places close to home to consider for your spring vacation
30 under 30
November 26, 2013
Bakken: A TV show made for me
You can’t get any more Norwegian than me. Bakken, in Norwegian, means “the hill.” My mother’s maiden name was Olson. Loosely translated, that’s Ole’s son. We don’t have a Lena on our family tree, but there’s a Sven or two. I also have the complexion of a Norwegian,...
November 26, 2013 - 4:32pm
October 8, 2013
Bakken: The ties that bind, and cost
The cost of raising a child until age 18 costs roughly one-quarter of a million dollars, a recent federal study says. And, that number doesn't even count the cost of prom. The study's precise child-raising number is $241,080, give or take a few thousand depending on your 9-year-old's...
October 8, 2013 - 12:00am
September 20, 2013
Ryan Bakken: Grandmas provide answer to grinding
Thank goodness that my days as a serial high school dance chaperone came last decade, not this one. My ticker never would have stood up to the...
September 20, 2013 - 12:00am
September 15, 2013
Bakken: A good argument for school before Labor Day
There are two sides to every issue, even when Junior and Missy have smoldered in classrooms as temperatures flirted with triple digits. I'm...
September 15, 2013 - 12:00am
August 27, 2013
Ryan Bakken: Oil wells and well-being
The state of well-being in North Dakota has dramatically declined. Apparently, you can blame it on beer. The most recent Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index ranked North Dakota as the 19th happiest state, based on interviews with residents. A year earlier, the Roughrider State was...
August 27, 2013 - 3:23pm
August 8, 2013
Bakken: Another take on the news
No news is good news. Most news is bad news. And, news happens when man bites dog, not when dog bites man. There's a fourth way of defining news. My way.
August 8, 2013 - 12:00am
July 24, 2013
Bakken: Family chooses vacations with a dartboard
Badger may be the Mallard Capital of Minnesota, but it's usually not a summer vacation destination spot. It was this summer, however, for Bob and Jen Westerfield and their family, including 5-year-old twins Ben and Boyd and 3-year-old Elle. The Dayton, Ohio, family spent 42 road...
July 24, 2013 - 12:00am
July 16, 2013
Bakken: ND has much to offer without Mount Rushmore
A recent AAA Travel ad portrays Mt. Rushmore as being in North Dakota. Oops. South Dakotans likely are not happy about this development, given the stone presidents are their biggest tourist attraction. But Chuck Haga, fellow Herald curmudgeon and my newsroom cubicle next-door neighbor,...
July 16, 2013 - 12:00am
July 10, 2013
Bakken: New, desirable norm with tobacco
Usually, cultural change in North Dakota starts in the bigger cities and seeps down to less populated towns. That isn't necessarily the case when it comes to tobacco, however. Earlier this year, Cooperstown, a town of about 1,000 people in Griggs County, passed a tobacco ban in...
July 10, 2013 - 12:00am
March 20, 2013
Bakken: ND has some numbers to brag about
We're coming. We're coming. Look out, Minnesotans. Those footsteps you hear are from North Dakotans. According to recently released U.S. Census figures, Minnesota's population grew by only 1.4 percent from 2010 to 2012. Meanwhile, North Dakota's population grew by 4 percent in the...
March 20, 2013 - 11:00pm
November 14, 2012
Bakken: They're the UND 'team to be named later'
GRAND FORKS -- Recently, some University of North Dakota athletics department news releases and some Herald sports stories have used "Green and White" to refer to the university's athletes. One word of free advice from the crusty former sports scribe: Don't. Let the scab heal. Some...
November 14, 2012 - 12:14am